If you thought the story about Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre purchasing a cow together would be the most bizarre tidbit to come out of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason, you were mistaken.
No, the weirdest story involves Chris Kaman, but it does not revolve around a cow. Instead it is about how the Lakers' new center injured himself while riding a toboggan down the Great Wall of China.
Kaman and the rest of the Lakers are in China for a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors, and naturally they visited the Great Wall. After reaching the top of the Wall, Kaman and some teammates decided to forego cable car rides to the bottom in favor of toboggans.
Quickest way down: pic.twitter.com/iYFiPDSOKr
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 13, 2013
Unfortunately for Kaman, who is fighting for a starting spot in the Lakers' lineup, things got a little messy toward the end of his ride. Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times explains:
"[Kaman's] sled, essentially a wheeled cart with a brake, was rammed from behind by teammate Shawne Williams. Kaman instinctively put out his hand as he saw Williams careening toward him and, well, ouch."
"My hand smashed right between the two sleds," Kaman told Bresnahan of his swollen middle finger. "I didn't feel the end of my finger for, like, an hour. It's starting to throb a little right now."
Kaman, who averaged 5.6 rebounds and 10.5 points with the Dallas Mavericks last season, said he expects to play in Tuesday's game against the Warriors.